Reality Is Nothing But a Hallucination: A Mind-Bending Crash Course on the Neuroscience of Consciousness

Dan Colman, Open Culture, Aug 25, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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It's a good thing I didn't get to looking at this post until after my talk today - I would have wanted to add a section on consciousness or some such, and that woud have been too much (what I presented may already have been too much!). But hey, there's still the seminar on Monday. There's the video and then this: "Perception has to be a process of 'informed guesswork,'" says the TED Blog's accompanying notes, "in which sensory signals are combined with prior expectations about the way the world is, to form the brain’s best guess of the causes of these signals."

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